Wednesday 28 November 2012

Artist Intro ~ Amrita Rao

On Colours Dekor today... is Amrita Rao ...

Over to Amrita.. 
I'm a self-taught artist focusing on oils on canvas. My passion for art has been a long-standing one, right from childhood. I've always loved color, and loved drawing and been encouraged by my father who is an amateur artist himself. He made it possible for me to play with oil pastels, watercolor, sketch pens and even oil paint at a young age.  There were also books about the great masters always lying around at home. My earliest remembrances of school competitions have been of drawing and painting! 

As I grew up however, studies, marriage and then work took a more important place in my life and I almost lost touch with the artist in me. However, there came a turning point in my life after the birth of my daughter as I could not work full time and ultimately stopped working so I could look after her better. I was at a loss at the time to know what to do with myself the rest of the day when she was at school and it was my mother who reminded me about my artistic talents and urged me to take the step to become a professional artist. I started with pencil sketches at first but soon switched to oils as I simply love colors and cannot be happy unless I've created something vibrant. 

Over the last year and a half, I've painted a variety of paintings - still life, portraits, landscapes and abstract. I've sold four paintings and made two custom-made ones (not reproductions, I could never bring myself to copy) to suit the wall color and general color scheme of my client's home. I'm as yet discovering the scope of my gift and developing my style. I enjoy the freedom of not having to stick to schedules everyday and yet have a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. I've discovered creative work is as taxing and tiring as any job but so much more enjoyable, satisfying and uplifting. Whatever I see now inspires me to paint and my mind is always busy thinking about a new work of art! I hope you will all enjoy looking at my works as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

Do leave a comment.. and inspire the artist.. *smiles*


  1. Beautiful work Amrita! The African figurative and the dream catcher are so precise and intriguing with the back ground designs and patterns.

  2. Beautiful work!!! can relate to her life story as an artist.. I also stopped working mid way when I was pregnant..Now that I am a full time mum I have so much time even though my baby is only 9 months..I don't know how it will be when he will start school..I will probably sit outside waiting for him to come out of school..hehhehe:))

  3. wow, i love art! good job, Amrita :)

  4. these are some lovely paintings..keep up the good work!!


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